Articles & News on Building Automation

Smart Cities without Infrastructure

  • February 8, 2019
  • Feature

By Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx The smart materials and robotics approach to smart cities is far more powerful than the initial IT and sensor centric approach and it is cracking the problem.

Zigbee Alliance announces Amazon to join Board of Directors

  • January 24, 2019
  • News

The decision by Amazon to join the Zigbee Alliance at the Board level is a message that the industry is focused on simplifying and adding convenience to the growing range of IoT devices available to customers.

WoMaster releases 2019 Smart City Guide

  • January 15, 2019
  • News

The 2019 Smart City Guide demonstrates a new approach to IIoT-based technologies from initial design of system-integration projects to cloud management and network control.

How ICS Security Attacks Can Cripple Smart Cities

  • September 24, 2018
  • Feature

By Ben C. Garber, Ultra Electronics, 3eTI Cyber attacks can bring these thriving smart cities to a standstill and create utter chaos. Ensuring cyber-physical security against local and foreign adversaries is the new challenge for today’s city planners.

IDTechEx Report: Smart Cities massively exceeding expectations

  • August 16, 2018
  • News

The report reveals how cities will even achieve independence in water, food and energy: they may still import but they can export too and be secure against increasingly violent weather and increasingly risky supply in the meantime.

Otis announces Otis ONE IoT service platform for elevators and escalators

  • May 21, 2018
  • News

Within this connected digital ecosystem, information is gathered directly from elevators and escalators via smart sensor technology. Data is then sent to the cloud where it's aggregated and analyzed, and delivered to customers and Otis' dedicated service teams, all in real-time.

ISA announces ISASecure Overview and 2018 Update: Securing Control Systems to IEC 62443 webinar

  • May 17, 2018
  • News

Participants in the May 24, 11AM EDT webinar will learn about the structure and content of the international IEC 62443 control systems cybersecurity standards and the related ISASecure conformity assessment program.

Lagan Construction, Doxel see automation changing the face of the construction industry

  • March 12, 2018
  • Case Study

Doxel AI construction systems take a holistic view of every project, tying together existing tools in AI, robotics and LIDAR imaging.

ASHRAE BACnet committee, Project Haystack and the Brick initiative partner to integrate tagging and

  • February 28, 2018
  • News

ASHRAE Standard 223P: "Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data” provides a dictionary of semantic tags for descriptive tagging of building data including building automation and control data along with associated systems.

Smart Environment Management and Control in Buildings

  • January 17, 2018
  • Feature

By Stefan Schauer, Texas Instruments Stronger legal restrictions, a higher awareness of the growing consumption of natural resources and increasing energy prices are all driving the installation of more intelligent and cross-linked environmental control systems in buildings.